Mapping for Researchers
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Creating custom maps to present your research is easy!
Map created with CartoDB illustrating the development of written constitutions around the world. See the interactive version here
Anyone can drop “pins on a map” using Google Maps, but that doesn’t give you anything you’d want to print. And it doesn’t let you visualise a dataset. What’s the next step up?
CartoDB. It’s an impressively easy to use map visualisation platform. Upload your data in a spreadsheet, georeference it if needed, then start producing all sorts of different map based visualisations. You can manage your data directly online, and there’s an API to build powerful web applications if you want to go even further. Best of all, you can embed your visualisations anywhere, making them perfect to include in websites, conference presentations and teaching materials.
Steve Bennett and Fiona Tweedie from ITS Research are running a morning workshop to introduce researchers to using CartoDB to illustrate their research findings.
On Tuesday, we'll be introducing you to the tool and how to format your data. We'll play around with the different built-in options that CartoDB gives you and start to look at CSS, the language that gives you more control over how your data appears.
The following Wednesday, we'll be available for some one-on-one time to help you refine the maps you started in the workshop. We really encourage you to come along and practice - it's the best way to make sure that you remeber what you learned.
NB on Wednesday, we will be in room 204 of the Old Arts Building
What to bring:
Your laptop (capable of connecting to wireless)
A spreadsheet of data you'd like to put on a map. This can be as simple as a list of locations or as complex as a catalogue of finds from an excavation.
If you've got any questions beforehand, get in touch with us at email@example.com or Fiona.C.Tweedie@gmail.com